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Cape Egmont Lighthouse
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Cape Egmont and Mount Taranaki

New Zealand

Location Cape Egmont, North Island, New Zealand
Coordinates 39°16′34.4″S 173°45′18.1″E / 39.276222°S 173.755028°E / -39.276222; 173.755028Coordinates: 39°16′34.4″S 173°45′18.1″E / 39.276222°S 173.755028°E / -39.276222; 173.755028
Year first constructed 1881
Automated 1986
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 20 metres (66 ft)
Focal height 33 metres (108 ft)
Range 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 8s.
Admiralty number K4088
NGA number 4788
ARLHS number NZL-007

Cape Egmont Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Cape Egmont in the Taranaki Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is owned and operated by Maritime New Zealand. The light was manufactured by Simpson & Co., Pimlico, London, in 1864 and erected on Mana Island to the north west of Porirua in 1865, but it was sometimes confused with the Pencarrow Head light at the entrance to Wellington Harbour and in 1877 the light was dismantled and moved to Cape Egmont.

The light was demanned and fully automated in 1986.

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